STREAM 3: Digital Health

Technologies could help cut costs and improve care – but, it’s not easy to change

11:15

Welcome from the Chair 

Diane Nevin

Diane Nevin

Lecturer, Entrepreneur, Board Member, HSE (eHealth Ireland Committee) and Board Member, GMIT Innovation Hubs

11:20

Digital applications in Irish social care, mental health and dementia care – a state-of-the-art overview

This session will provide an overview of the range of applications that are now being implemented in Ireland, evidence on their contribution and the possibilities for further development and roll-out of technology-supported care to meet the challenges facing our health and social care services. Kevin has led a range of Irish and international policy, implementation and evaluation studies in these areas.

Kevin Cullen

Kevin Cullen

Director, The Work Research Centre

11:40

International Keynote Address: How can innovative technology get to scale?

What will it take to bring health innovations to scale? How do you get started? What should be done to make it easier and what is the long-term potential for digital health?

Dr. Mohammad Al-Ubaydli

Dr. Mohammad Al-Ubaydli

Founder and CEO, Patients Know Best, UK

12:05

Q&A with speakers

12:20

Panel Discussion: How do we reach the future of digital health and what will it look like?

Our panel looks at the challenge of transferring digital health which is shown to work in research settings into real world settings:

  • Is the future really digital?
  • What are the barriers in our health service to implementing effective digital health?
  • What are the bridges to more effective digital innovation and implementation?
  • How can we ensure health apps are clinically sound and socially responsible?
  • How should research designs adapt to better measure the efficacy and safety of digital interventions
Dr. Michael Robson

Dr. Michael Robson

MN-CMS Project Clinical Director, Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist, National Maternity Hospital

Mary O’Brien

Mary O’Brien

Co-Founder and CEO of VideoDoc

Michelle Kearns

Michelle Kearns

Chief Information Officer, Caredoc and Founder and Director, One Healthtech Ireland